The King of Siam is an absolute ruler. But he meets his match in Anna, the feisty Welsh teacher he’s hired to instruct his many wives and children in the ways of the “civilized” West and help him learn to lead his country into the modern world. These two strong, passionate people from two very different cultures discuss, debate, disagree, and ultimately fall in love to the tune of some of Broadway’s greatest songs — “Shall We Dance?,” “I Whistle a Happy Tune,” “Hello, Young Lovers,” “I Have Dreamed,” “We Kiss in a Shadow,” “Something Wonderful,” and more!
Based on an inspiring true story, The King and I is one of the most popular and groundbreaking musicals of all time. This production will marry huge Broadway power with pure Lyric spectacle, featuring the acclaimed 2014 production from Théâtre du Châtelet in Paris that sent “critics searching for superlatives…elaborate…brightly colored…dazzling.” (The New York Times)
*This is a previously recorded broadcast of the performance on Saturday, April 30, 2016.